Hurray, spring is here!
Springtime means sunlight (and plenty of it); it is a perfect time to put your household chores on hold, step outside and enjoy some sun and fresh air.
Sunlight plays a significant role on mood, mind and body as it contains certain vitamins, such as vitamin D, which gives the body a natural mental and physical boost. The sun’s ultraviolet radiation has also been shown to release endorphins, which are natural mood boosters.
As a result, without adequate sunlight exposure, one might experience Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which is a mild to moderate depression that can commonly takes place during winter. Not fun!
Learn more about how the sun’s light can affect your mind and body, and see if you’re at risk vitamin D deficiency in this insightful Infographic by the medical assistant programs at Carrington College.